What’s better: a smooth finish or textured finish for shutters? Smooth finish shutters have a more chic look, whereas textured finish shutters look more natural and historic. However the perks to both types of plantation shutter finish are a little deeper, and ultimately it comes down to your own style.Benefits of shutters with a smooth finish – A smooth finish to your shutters offer a solid, chic, sophisticated look. If you don’t have many other wood surfaces like hardwood floors or exposed beams, you may not want a smooth finish. A smooth finish is easier to see when it needs dusting, in comparison with a textured finish. We typically recommend a smooth finish for faux wood shutters like Polywood.Benefits of shutters with a wood grain finish – A wood grain finish on your shutters gives you a more natural, wood-like look to your shutters. That’s awesome if you want to bring the look of nature inside, especially if you want to accentuate the look of your hardwood floors. A textured finish on your shutter louvers will also make it harder to see dust, which means you don’t have to dust them as often as you would if they were smooth. A wood-grain finish looks especially great on real wood shutters in New York City.